corneocyte envelope

cor·ne·o·cyte en·ve·lope

an electron-dense, 10-15 nm thick layer of highly cross-linked protein on the cytoplasmic surface of the cell membrane of epidermal corneocytes; it is highly resistant to proteolytic agents.

cor·ne·o·cyte en·ve·lope

(kōr'nē-ō-sīt en'vĕ-lōp)
An electron-dense layer of highly cross-linked protein on the cytoplasmic surface of the cell membrane of epidermal corneocytes.
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It reinforces the corneocyte envelope (synthesis of involucrin, transglutaminase and tight junctions), and the intercellular cement by lipid production (ceramides and cholesterol) ensuring the skin barrier function.